Learning how to learn
Original post made on Nov 14, 2012
Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 12:00 AM
on Nov 14, 2012 at 12:48 pm
How can you publish this fawning puff piece? Did you ask a single hard question? Is the school acredited? Do they comply with the state's standards for 5th grade? Is there any research suggesting this is a better way to learn? Why are they not working through the public schools to impliment these ideas? What is the financial effect on their home public schools?
on Nov 14, 2012 at 8:39 pm
The posingt above apparently didn't read the entire article. Please, before being so critical and negative, see that the article says" does not lose any funding". In fact, because the district enjoys basic aid, the district BENEFITS financially from these kids leaving the district school who no longer has the expense of educating them, but gets to keep all the basic aid money.
The teachers can innovate, pick the texts and materials instead of the cookie cutter curriculum that teavhes to the test. these children are so fortunate to have innovation, and no unionized and Ed Code restrictions that are drowning public schools across the state and nation. I applaude these parents for taking positive and effective action to better the education of their students-- they should be an example to all schools of what is possible -- at least what is possible without the unions owning and cannibalizing our public schools. BTW, I have no interest, students or even know the people involved in this school. I just pore the community to embrace their existence and read and check facts before being so negative.
on Nov 15, 2012 at 12:30 pm
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The California public K-12 education system is based on an 1850 model designed to train factory workers, and has changed very little in the past century and a half. In general, public schools are not interested in making broad changes to teaching and learning...especially changes that include technology, blended learning, or flipped classroom models....they are either too scary, too costly, or too much work. Having a school like Creekside step up and show parents, students, and educators how well these new 21st century teaching and learning techniques can actually transform learning, is an asset to our community and to our nation. Take a look at the changes being integrated into higher education (university) and you will see that the Creekside model IS the future and IS what colleges are looking for. As indicated by Choice in education, the cost is a net positive to the PV school district. It appears that this school is based on significant research data developed by a broad range of educators and higher learning organizations. To develop a better grasp of where education is and could be, check out Tony Wagner's "Global Achievement Gap". It is a fascinating read. As a matter of disclosure, I have no affiliation with Creekside.